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Crocodiles reported

Last updated 18 January 2019

All crocodile sightings other than problem crocodiles.

The department’s response to a report will be in accordance with the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan. The outcome of the department’s response will be stated in the table.

This table contains all reports of estuarine crocodiles other than problem crocodiles received by the department in this calendar month.

Report no. Date report received Report details Departmental response Zone Local government area
2019-057 18/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Lucinda Beach. Monitoring further reports. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-056 18/01/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at Innisfail. No further action required. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-055 17/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Tully Heads. Crocwise education was delivered to the reporter. Due to the animal being small and rurally located, no further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-054 16/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Maria Creek. The property owner and teachers were educated on crocwise behaviour by departmental Wildlife Officers, who will also visit in Feburary to provide crocwise education to students. Fencing will be installed at the location between the creek and property. No animal was sighted during the assessment, however a night assessment will be conducted in the near future to determine any conituned crocodile presence at the property. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-053 16/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Blue Mountain Drive, Bluewater Park. Departmental Wildlife Officers will undertake a site assessment. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Townsville Regional Council
2019-052 16/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Fitzroy River. Animal displayed natural crocodillian behaviour in well-known crocodile habitat. Recent crocodile warning signs will be installed near the Alligator Creek boat ramp, close to the sighting location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Rockhampton Regional Council
2019-051 16/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Horseshoe Bay. Departmental Wildlife Officers assessed that the animal's small size and location means it poses no threat to the public or pets. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Townsville Regional Council
2019-050 16/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Forest Beach. Departmental Wildlife Officers conducted a site assessment and observed no crocodiles. Recent crocodile warning signs are installed at the location. Monitoring further reports. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-049 16/01/2019 Crocodile tracks reported at Low Isles, Port Douglas. Crocodile is likely to be the same animal from sighting report no. 2019-033. Based on its behaviour and location, it was declared a problem on the 15/01/19 and is targeted for removal from the wild. Recent crocodile warning signs are installed at the locaton and Crocwise education has been delivered to the island caretaker and visitors. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-048 15/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Pioneer River, Mackay. Due to the age of the sighting report, no further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-047 15/01/2019 Deceased crocodile at Joyce Creek, Bramston Beach. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-046 15/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Lambert Beach, North Mackay. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site asssesment and observed no crocodiles. Recent crocodile warning signs are installed at the beach access points near the sighting location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-045 14/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Sea Forth Road, Yakapari. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-044 14/01/2019 Crocodile nest reported at Mackay. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site assessment and confirmed the nest was not that of a crocodile. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-043 13/01/2019 Crocodile tracks reported at Low Isles, Port Douglas. A site assessment has already been previously performed at the location. Crocodiletracks are likely made from the same animal in sighting report no. 2019-033. Based on its behaviour and location, it was declared a problem on the 15/01/19 and is targeted for removal from the wild. Recent crocodile warning signs are installed at the locaton and Crocwise education has been delivered to the island caretaker and visitors. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-042 13/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Eimeo Beach. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-041 13/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Cardwell. Animal dispalyed natural crocodilian behaviour. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-040 13/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Cardwell. Animal displayed natural crocodilian behaviour. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-039 12/01/2019 Crocodile reported in the Boyne River, Animal displayed natural crocodilian behaviour in well known habitat. Recent crocodile warning signs will be installed at public access points in the area. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Gladstone Regional Council
2019-038 12/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Niramaya Resort, Port Douglas. A site assessment was conducted by departmental Wildlife Officers, but no crocodiles were observed. A spotlight assessment may be performed when operationally convenient. Crocwise education will be delivered to resort management. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-037 11/01/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at Mourilyan Harbour Road. Carcass has been retained for DNA collection and will be disposed of by departmental Wildlife Officers. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-036 11/01/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at Bramston Beach. Carcass has been retained for DNA collection and will be disposed of by departmental Wildlife Officers. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-035 11/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Mackay Harbour. Departmental Wildlife Officers have delivered Crocwise education to the public and have installed recent crocodile warning signs near the sighting location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-033 10/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Low Isles, Port Douglas. Departmental Wildlife Officers have undertaken a site assessment. Crocwise education and information was provided to the island cartakers. Monitoring further reports Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-032 9/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Mua Island, Torres Strait. Recent crocodile warning signs are installed at public access points near the sighting location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Torres Strait Island Regional Council
2019-031 9/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Mua Island, Torres Strait. Recent crocodile warning signs are installed at the location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Torres Strait Island Regional Council
2019-030 9/01/2019 Crocodile reported at White Rock, Cairns. A site assessment was conducted by departmental Wildlife Officers but no crocodiles were observed. A spotlight assessment will be performed to determine any continued crocodile presence at the location. Recent crocodile warning signs have been installed. Zone C. Targeted management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-023 7/01/2019 Deceased crocodile reported near Gordonvale. Animal in signifcant state of decomposition. Departmental Wildlife Officers have disposed of carcass. No further action required. Zone E. General management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-021 7/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Low Isles Island, Port Douglas. Crocwise education will be delivered to the Island's caretaker. Recent crocodile warning signs are installed at the location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-020 7/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Prince of Wales Island, Torres Strait. Departmental Wildlife Officers will liase with Torres Strait Island Regional Council and conduct site assessments in the near future.   Recent crocodile warning signs have been installed and crocwise education has also been delivered to the public in the area. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Torres Strait Island Regional Council
2019-019 7/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Bingil Bay. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site assessment but observed no crocodiles. Crocwise education was delivered to the the public in the area. Recent crocodile warning signs were also installed at the location and a permanent crocodile warning sign will be installed in the near future. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council
2019-018 6/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Fitzroy River, Rockhampton. Animal displayed normal crocodillian behaviour in well-known crocodile habitat. Departmental Wildlife Officers will install recent crocodile warning signs at public access points near the sighting location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Rockhampton Regional Council
2019-017 6/01/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at St Crispens Swamp, Port Douglas. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-016 6/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Hidden Valley, Cape Hillsborough. Crocwise education was delivered to the reporter and resort management. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site assessment but observed no crocodiles. Recent crocodile warning signs were installed at the location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-015 5/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Midge Point, Midgeton. Crocwise education was delivered to the reporter. The animal displayed normal crocodillian behaviour and is under 2m. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Mackay Regional Council
2019-014 5/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Snapper Creek, Tin Can Bay. Crocwise education was delivered to the reporter. Monitoring further reports. Zone F. Atypical habitat zone Gympie Regional Council
2019-013 4/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Ellis Beach. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site assessment but observed no crocodiles. SLSQ have closed the beach and installed recent crocodile warning signs at public access points. Monitoring further reports. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-012 4/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Cooya Beach. It is likely the animal is passing through the area. Jabilbina Rangers will assist by conducting a site assessment and placing recent crocodile warning signs at the location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Douglas Shire Council
2019-011 4/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Ellis Beach. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site assessment but observed no crocodiles. SLSQ have closed the beach and installed recent crocodile warning signs at public access points. Monitoring further reports. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-010 4/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Thursday Island. The animal displayed natural crocodillian behaviour. Crocwise education was provided to the reporter. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Torres Strait Island Regional Council
2019-009 4/01/2019 Crocodile reported near Rollingstone Creek. Departmental Wildlife Officers have liased with the property owner and undertook a site assessment but observed no estuarine crocodiles in the locality. Based on the discussion with the owner, the location of the sighting and the description provided by the caller, the animal is unlikely to be a crocodile. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Townsville Regional Council
2019-006 3/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Glen Isla, Proserpine. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a site assessment but observed no crocodiles. Recent crocodile warning signs were installed at the sighting location. Crocwise education was also delivered to the public at the landing. Another site assessment will be conducted in the coming week. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Whitsunday Regional Council
2019-005 3/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Keith Williams Drive, Cardwell. Crocodile is likely the same animal from sighting report no. 2019-004. Departmental Wildlife Officers undertook a spotlight assessment and observed a crocodile which displayed natural behaviour in well-known crocodile habitat. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-004 2/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Keith Williams Drive, Cardwell. The animal displayed normal crocodillian behaviour in well-known crocodile habitat. Departmental Wildlife Officers will undertake a spotlight assessment and install recent crocodile warning signs at the location. Monitoring further reports. Zone E. General management zone Hinchinbrook Shire Council
2019-003 2/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Lake Wivenhoe. Monitoring further reports. Zone F. Atypical habitat zone Somerset Regional Council
2019-002 2/01/2019 Crocodile reported at Kewarra Beach. SLSQ are aware of the animal. Monitoring further reports. Zone D. Targeted beach management zone Cairns Regional Council
2019-001 1/01/2019 Deceased crocodile reported at Edmund Kennedy National Park, Cardwell. No further action is required. Zone E. General management zone Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Archived crocodiles reported

Last updated
18 January 2019